I found this picture, drawing analogies between the Cassini probe and us.
And it is fine, because this is what science does – science builds tools that extend our senses, that make us more so that we can explore the universe.
Cassini is burning in a literal blaze of glory as it plunges into the clouds of Saturn, just as I write these lines. It is the latest witness to our species’ vocation for exploration, for going there and look what we find there.
I honestly hope Cassini’s blaze is a light signaling our civilization has got its explorer’s mojo back and working.
It’s been damn boring these last few years on this planet.